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Probing Hydrogen Under Extreme Conditions
April 12, 2012
How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science. Moreover, knowledge gleaned from experiments using hydrogen as a testing ground on the nature of chemical bonding can fundamentally expand our understanding of matter. New work from Carnegie University scientists has enabled researchers to examine hydrogen under pressures never before possible.
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